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Modi govt's command and control approach puts India at risk of losing the advantages gifted by its size and federal constitutional structure.
Authorities must resist shutting down hospitals with infected staff because each bed and healthcare worker is an essential resource in India’s battle against the pandemic.
Healthcare workers can use the helpline for grievances such as salary cuts, delayed payment, non-availability of protective kits or eviction from rented accommodation.
Banging utensils to thank doctors is hypocritical if landlords are forcefully evicting them due to paranoia that they might spread Covid-19.
A World Bank, Duke University, UPenn study conducted across 120 gram panchayats in UP shows conducting public meetings can improve healthcare delivery.
The response of various Indian states to COVID-19 will differ as the poorest states have the weakest capacity to deliver health services.
February gave India a valuable lead time as no new cases were recorded while 5,000 cases were reported in over 60 countries, including South Korea, Italy and Iran.
The government will now admit all suspected patients of COVID-19, unlike earlier where patients with travel history or contact history were considered for testing
CSE report says that at the current rate of progress, it may take some states up to 100 years to fight various aspects of malnutrition.
Latest warning from Department of Pharmaceuticals follows a conference of Indian Psychiatric Society in Kolkata. Companies told to adhere to ethics code.
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